Kristy Knowles has been a technologist since before the turn of the millennium. Her 20+ years in IT include working overseas as a defense contractor for the U.S. Army and U.S. Central Command. She joined Cisco in 2014 and is currently a Product Security Certification Engineer responsible for taking Cisco routers and IoT devices through Common Criteria evaluation. With over 15 years of networking experience, Kristy has earned her CCNP Route/Switch, CCNA Security, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+ certifications. She has recently been appointed as the Network Device iTC chair.